Olivia Murillo. Mr. Ortiz . English 12. February 27, 2017.
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February 27, 2017
Comparison of Macbeth and Throne of Blood
Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and the 1957 movie Throne of Blood are similar in the way the power struggles first commence. As the old saying goes, “behind every great man, there is an even greater woman.” When a man has potential it is usually his partner that is right there beside him, pushing him towards greatness. That is where Asaji and Lady Macbeth’s character comes into the play and movie. Both female characters are strongly presented in both play and the movie, but just because the movie and the play have the same concept doesn 't mean they are totally alike.One of the key differences between William Shakespeare’s…show more content…
Lady Macbeth and Asaji have manipulated their husbands and led them astray due to their ambition. Lady Macbeth used vigorous words to encourage the desire of Macbeth. On the other hand, Asaji, who was a character portrayed in mime, said very little and used simply her facial expression to imply her thoughts. She concealed her thoughts, which made her husband extremely vulnerable. Washizu’s righteous view has turned unclear, because his wife kept on hinting him that the seeking of crown was a thought that should not arouse any guilt nor pain due to her own calmness. As a lively character, Lady Macbeth was not oblivious of her wrong doings. Through the act of sleepwalking, she comforted her husband and blamed herself for causing this permanent sin with remorse. oppositely , Asaji scrubbed her hands frantically during her nightmare, with empty, senseless eyes. Along with Asaji, Lady Macbeth is also living with her guilt all over her hands proves to be the best punishment because it is through this suffering that her once aggressive and bloodthirsty nature reveals the small, delicate woman she really is. Through this form of punishment, Lady Macbeth realizes that she is not a strong person and she then kills herself. Perhaps the darkest moment in the film is at the end of the banquet scene. In the play, Macbeth is told by the murderers that they have successfully killed his former friend Banquo, before he sees Banquo’s ghost at the banquet. In Throne of Blood, Washizu